Personalization & Engagement
September 28th, 2023
AI & Health Care: What does the future hold?
Industry stakeholders recently gathered in Nashville for AHIP’s Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum to talk about technology developments and the potential of artificial intelligence in the health care space, with enthusiasm tempered by caution.
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The Regence Health Policy Center produces white papers, one-pagers, issue briefings, and other resources that educate and engage lawmakers on health care policies.
Personalization & EngagementNovember 30th, 2023
2023 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy ConferencePortland again played host to Oregon State of Reform’s annual health policy conference. Key themes included behavioral health access and workforce, data integration and interoperability, social drivers of health, and state-level Medicaid innovations.2 min read
High Value CareNovember 21st, 2023
Addressing Rising Health Care Costs with State Lawmakers at CSG WestThe Regence Health Policy Center convened a panel on provider affordability, featuring insights from AHIP, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), and Washington State Representative Nicole Macri. The panel spotlighted obstacles to affordability including provider acquired drug markups, consolidation, anti-competitive contracting terms, and exorbitant facility fees.2 min read
Personalization & EngagementSeptember 28th, 2023
AI & Health Care: What does the future hold?Industry stakeholders recently gathered in Nashville for AHIP’s Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum to talk about technology developments and the potential of artificial intelligence in the health care space, with enthusiasm tempered by caution.2 min read
High Value CareSeptember 20th, 2023
Oregon brings together hospitals and health insurers to discuss health care cost growth trendsThis month, Oregon held a public hearing to hear perspectives from hospitals and health insurers, including Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, about health care cost growth trends and strategies to address them.2 min read
September 7th, 2023
Summer Conference Recap: Behavioral health access & curbing health care costsRegence Health Policy Center staff participated in two influential conferences aimed at developing policy solutions to expand access to behavioral health services and curb the affordability crisis.min read
prescription drugsDecember 1st, 2022
Improving Drug Affordability: The Promise of BiosimilarsBiosimilars were first approved for use in the United States in 2015. With a growing number of available biosimilar products and a need to decrease the costs associated with prescription drugs, are biosimilars on track to deliver the savings promised? What role do payers and providers play in advancing broader adoption of biosimilars as a safe and effective treatment? Read key takeaways from the virtual discussion and view the recording!2 min read
prescription drugsNovember 18th, 2022
Regence Leads the Industry in Biosimilar AdoptionGreater adoption of biosimilars is one path to driving down drug costs in the United States. Effectively increasing uptake will require collaboration between all segments of the health care system. Regence health plans are leading the industry in biosimilars utilization with 95 percent adoption, thus reducing specialty drug spend by $30 million since 2019.4 min read
prescription drugsNovember 10th, 2022
What’s in the Bag? Revealing hospitals' excessive markups on specialty drugsWith the cost of prescription drugs on the rise, specialty drugs that treat the most severe conditions and illnesses are no exception. We explore the importance of cost control strategies to acquire specialty drugs and how some health care providers are aiming to remove these strategies to increase their revenue margins.8 min read
October 27th, 2022
2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy ConferenceThe RHPC team sponsored and attended the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference, bringing together stakeholders from across the region to discuss the most important topics facing the state.4 min read